"Go buy this book."
- Time / Techland
"Looking for a vampire story with some real bite? Then, boys and girls, Scott Snyder has a comic book for you."
- USA Weekend
"Just when you thought you knew Stephen King he goes out and impresses the hell out of you once again. Don't miss out on this book."
- Ain't It Cool News
A New Vampire For A New Century.
Cunning, ruthless, and rattlesnake mean, Skinner Sweet has a reputation for cussedness as long as he is ornery. But as the first vampire conceived on American soil, he's not your usual creature of the night. Stronger, fiercer and powered by the sun, Sweet is the first of a new breed of bloodsucker: the American Vampire.
Forty-five years after rising from his grave, Sweet finds himself in 1920's Los Angeles, where the young and beautiful are drawn like moths to the burning lights of Hollywood. Something beyond simple human greed is at work here, however, as struggling young actress Pearl Jones is about to discover. When her movie-star dreams are transformed into a bloody nightmare, Sweet provides her only chance for survival as well as the power to take revenge.
Weaving together decades of American expansion and undead evolution, legendary master of horor Stephen King joins creator Scott Snyder and artist Rafael Albuquerque for American Vampire, collecting the first five issues of the acclaimed Vertigo series and featuring a new introduction by King.